Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout | Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings:
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Avg:
4.05
pDev:
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Stone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstoutStone / Farking / Wheaton W00tstout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with pecans, wheat, & rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels. Brewed at Stone Brewing Company with Greg Koch, Drew Curtis (Fark) and Wil Wheaton.

Added by Alieniloquium on 07-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 269 | Ratings: 1,725
Photo of fx20736
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a single bottle from AJ's Beer Warehouse, c. 2015. Served at cellar temp in a Duvel tulip.

Look: black, tan head

Smell: coffee, chocolate syrup, Bourbon

Taste: Chocolate Bourbon cordials

Feel: supple, slippery, smooth

Overall: awesome beer!

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Photo of mschrei
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not much in the way visually. Boozy molasses smell. Rich and roasty. Some of the flavors thrown about: licorice, plum, raisin, date, brown sugar. Booze is present, right underneath the overwhelming sweetness. Looking forward to trying another with some more age.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber into an oversized cognac glass.

Starts with a nice and thick viscous pour, deep brown in color with blonde hues. In the glass it's black with a khaki-colored, plentiful and sudsy head. Lace is light but the thick film over the body is good to look at. 5

Gooey chocolate brownies and almond or hazelnut sweetness meet my nose. Weird that 2.0 smelled plenty of barrels, but 1.0 doesn't as was the case with 3.0. There is a boozy aroma but it's subdued and seems to have found its place within the beer. Some floral notes appear as does a roastiness with a coffee component. 4.25

Chocolate continues to figure prominently on the palate, but there's a fruity component that didn't appear on the nose. It's raisin, plum and cherry-like. I continue to get a yeast-y presence on this beer that I noticed on 3.0 that I associate more with Belgians or brown ales, although I've noticed it in some bourbon heavy beers. Funny thing is, there's no bourbon, barrel or anything of that sort showing on this flavor. Or if it is there, it's manifesting itself in a syrupy, nutty, Frangelico-like flavor. It's cool, but I don't completely love how this is tasting. I don't crave another sip to be frank. 3.75

Hits the tongue thick, sweet, sugary and with a kiss of yeast and carbonation. A lot of sensations but all in concert. It's definitely on the bigger side but whatever the ABV, it's settled in nicely and doesn't harm the beer. Nothing to quibble about here really, although like the flavor, I find myself searching for something more. 4

2.0 wins of the three. Not sure what to attribute that to, but it really stood out of the bunch. This is good and I prefer it to 3.0 although it does have the advantage of 2 years of age (I suppose some would say that's a disadvantage, so hey). In the end, this is a fun vertical and I'm glad to have done it.

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Photo of retry4z
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Urge. Pours black, crimson-brown at the edges, with a quarter-inch tan head. Smells nutty, dark fruit. Taste of cherries, fig, chocolate fudge. Thick mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation. Overall a great stout, however the 2.0 and 3.0 eclipse it in flavor complexity.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 version with a bottled on date of 6.27.15

L - Pitch black with 1/4 finger of tan head which dissipates quickly. Looks like motor oil.

S - Cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, and booze

T - Sweet up front, chocolate, moderately boozy, bourbon, wheat, and mild spices from the Rye

F - medium carbonation, smooth

O - This one gets better on every sip, especially as it warms. Damn good brew, and it will be in my annual rotation.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours black with brown head that fades away quickly. Aroma is of dark chocolate, raisins, dark fruits, black coffee, nuts and alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, prunes, cocoa, roasted coffee, chocolate.

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Photo of karengarys
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

I slow pour. Not much fizz. Looking at it, I can't tell if it is old pop or new beer. It isn't icky looking, though, so in the spirit of doing things different I'll go with 'hey, looks ok, let's try it'.

Smells like rasin and molassis. Kinda sweet.

Mouthfeel is thick, oily, not really fizzy nor creamy, but just enough to get by. With an oddity like this, it's hard to say what to expect. I'll go with "different but acceptable in a fun way".

Really heavy in prune juice or rasins or something. It's sweet. Almost like simple syrup sweet. (gotta give the yeast something to eat!) Not really hoppy, almost like "is this beer?"... But, it isn't offensive.

Overall? ...it depends... It is interesting. Both bad and good things can be interesting. If you like experimenting, and like strange heavy thick dark beers, give this a whirl. If you are an "IPA or the road" person, skip this. If you like miller lite, and think you want to try what craft beer is all about, this is not a good choice. But fior the "what if..." crowd, this is definitely worth looking for!

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super dark with a dark tannish head that sticks around. Smells boozy and bitter. Dark strong boxy taste. Very creamy with a great medium body. Fantastic beer!

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Photo of alarmclock314
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, bottled on 6/25/13, 13% ABV. Pours black with a small sized brown head; some lacing left on the glass. Smells of sweet cocoa, roasted malt, and bourbon. Taste follows very closely with mostly bourbon and roasted malt. Complex midpalate. Fairly sweet, but it balances well with the alcohol. Some rye bitterness in the finish, similar to Founders Breakfast Stout. Above average body and below average carbonation. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer that stays true to the style.

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Photo of scotorum
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

STONE WOOT STOUT 10/7/15 The 2015 "3.0" version

Poured from the 22 oz,. bomber into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque black with a two inch thick tan head which receded slowly to

s: Mainly chocolate.

t: Follows the nose with tasty milk/dark sweet chocolate, followed by a hefty hop bite that lingers at the sides of the tongue. Throat burn turns to esophagal burn. Not getting any bourbon flavor however.

m: Medium plus, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A flavorful and powerful stout, although the very high ABV is evident throughout, at least until it kicks in and you go numb.

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Photo of Bfarr
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black and a brown head with great retention. Roasty coffee and sweet cocoa with notes of bourbon oak. Pecan and bourbon up front with light booze, spice, and chocolate flavors. Smooth but biting feel.

Great overall flavor but the scale tips toward the bourbon leaving behind the subtler flavors. Smooth and very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good bourbon stout, im a bit surprised this has a few low ratings, its not bcbs level by any means but still a great beer, potent too. Vanilla, toffee, bourbon and chocolate.....this is a treat.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A: pours a deep dark dark reddish brown, chocolate milk color +1 finger foam head, some carbonation
S: chocolate, roasted pecan, malt
M: thick body
T: roasted malt, rye, oak, boozy, hints of chocolate
O: Rich brew, boozy as it warms, big flavor

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Photo of laketang
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out into a small snifter oily black with no chance of peeping thru

Ginger snaps and licorice

Simply bitter and sweet together in perfect harmony

Full coating of gorgeous black tar

Too bad it isn't an every day brew, and glad itmisnt, seek ou before its too late

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Photo of neurobot01
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a snifter at cellar temp.

Look: medium-dark brown, minimal light brown head. Still looks plenty carbed.

Smell: chocolate, coffee, cherry, mild bourbon.

Taste: a bit of grape/cherry sweetness up front, with chocolate/bourbon in the middle, and a wallop of bitter pecan magic at the end.

Feel: a bit thin, but good otherwise.

Overall: having had 3.0 and 2.0 each of the previous two nights, I'd say this is closer to 3.0 (unsurprisingly), but does have a bit more of the bitter chocolate and bourbon character of 2.0. It also differs from the other two in having really strong (and enjoyable) pecan.

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Photo of delta490
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with just a smear of light tan head in the middle and around the circumference. This sucker smells so good I accidentally dipped my nose in it while inhaling. Think rich dark bread, a little hint of roasted nuts, and just a smidge of booze. The taste follows right along but is just a little bit better. Smooth with a solid alcohol tingle. At 13%, you can't really be surprised, but it's not bad at all and this is an easy drinking massive stout.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really don't like Wil Wheaton, so it's with begrudging acceptance that I say this is amazing. There's definitely an alcohol Brun (what else would you expect with 13%?), but the roasted malts and caramel flavor make up for it.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 7/7/15 and enjoyed 8/20/15. Version 3.0. Beautiful dark brown color with a wisp of mocha colored foam on top. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol; lots of alcohol. Taste is of roasted malts, vanilla bourbon, cocoa, coffee, and nuts. Thick, oily, and coats well. Quite drinkable and hot but the high abv is so well hidden so it is a sipper. Absolutely loved this offering from Stone!

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Photo of VetsPackage
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Version 1.0 batch #1 bottled in 2013, what a treat.
Pours black, not the deepest I've seen at this ABV range but theirs no seeing through this one. Beige head gathers to less than a finger and dissipates quickly,no surprise given it's age.
Smells of rich, fudgey cacao nibs with a soft bourbon presence that grows with increase in temperature to a more nuanced lightly toasted marshmallow, not much vanilla. Pecan is hiding in the back not saying too much.
Taste is pure chocolate, bordering between dark and milk and it's absolutely beautiful. The harsh bite I got from a fresh 3.0 is no where to be found as rye, wheat, and booze have all had plenty of time to mellow. Not a ton of pecan but if you're really digging for it it's there, similar to my experience with 3.0. Bourbon character on the lesser side, time and the fact that only 25% of this one saw a barrel makes total sense. Easiest drinking 13% I've had to date with absolutely no doubt, wouldn't have guessed over 10 going in blind. Can't wait to revisit my 3.0's I wisely stocked up on after seeing what some age can do to this one.
Just wish BA stratified this one by it's release year so reviews like mine don't weight into someone trying 3.0

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Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

W00T Stout 3.0 bottled on 7.03.15 poured from bomber into Founder's snifter:

Appearance: Dark, black no light is visible through this. Black as Satan's hide. Frothy two finger head, mocha colored. Not much lacing left on the glass as I sip.

Smell: Huge chocolate malt, cocoa, little of the pecans, bourbon, can smell the alcohol.

Taste: Following the nose; chocolate, coffee, not huge on pecan flavors but the bourbon alcohol heat is there. Really sophisticated brew.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied thick and sticky. Coffee and chocolate sticking to the palate.

Overall: I missed the first two batches so I picked a couple of these up to age but wanted to try one fresh. Was not disappointed. A beautiful beer all around, flavors are powerful. And easy drinking for 13% dangerous might I add. Go pick yourself up some and set a few back.

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Photo of Stew
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't be too quick to judge this one...have to sip this one a 3rd way through to acclimate the buds and fully appreciate. Might be smart to drink at a temp of 60/65F:

Look - Dark brown, sable in color. Pours a delicious-looking 2 inch 3 Musketeer head that dissipates quickly. Nice legs as expected in any good stout.

Smell - Faint smell of coffee, maple, brown sugar (maybe) fruity dates (no bourbon really).

Taste - All that smells above are faintly present on the taste buds (slight bourbon somewhere in there) with an almost burnt crystal malt bitterness (sure its the chard woodiness), caramel, dates and toffee notes. A bit too bitter for my taste and not hops bitter. I love IPA's and DIPA's, but this stout has a sweetness in the beginning that transitions to a burnt bitterness at the end.

Feel - Thick, sticky coffee beer like a stout should be. Coats the tongue just enough to ensure its sipped, appreciated and not gulped down like a session beer.

Over all its a good summer stout but nothing to write home about. Aging may bring improvement to the bitterness, so if you have it and haven't opened it yet...trust me, let it age for 3-6 months or longer. You're not missing much even though it says drink fresh or age in a cellar at 55F. Regular stout at best. Mine was Bottled on 7/03/15. May be worth buying 2 - one for now and one to compare after aging.

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Photo of dd43
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unmistakeable taste of pecans with the spiciness of rye. Not sure why this didn't come through in the aroma. Looked great after the pour, nice chocolate milk brown head that coalesced into a thin cap. A bigger nose on this beer would push it into elite territory, the most prevalent aroma is alcohol. Barrel characteristics (oak and a woody bourbon quality) make their presence felt in the finish and when exhausting the boozy fumes of this big imperial. Creamy mouthfeel is impressive and lends to the overall richness.

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Photo of Jonada
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

w00tstout 3.0

22oz bottle poured into a 22oz snifter

Appearance: Pours black with 2+ fingers of a dark tan head that settles to a thick collar. Body is opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, molasses. More barrel character than I was expecting.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Roasted malt, caramel and toffee, butterscotch, some spicy rye, booze, dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Some boozy heat in the finish, but masked reasonably well for 13%.

Overall: Pretty good stuff. Not up there with the best barrel aged stouts but definitely worth picking up. Good value for the price too.

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Photo of BWood
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Exceeded my expectations .For only $10 this is a fabulous beer. Smooth and creamy with some dark roast taste at the end. Dangerously easy to drink for 13% .

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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a nice tan head that leaves a few shards hanging around

Smell: Chocolate, caramel, coffee and moderate roast

Taste: Chocolate and caramel, up front, with vanilla and pecan tones developing; some bitterness builds, in the middle, with coffee and hop tones; the high ABV builds, after the swallow, when subtle Bourbon tones appear; chocolate and Bourbon tones, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A very nice barrel-aged stout; not a mind blower but nicely blended

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